Cineworld Ely celebrates ‘incredible’ first year - 10,000 screenings, 25,000 bags of popcorn and 260,000 cinema-goers

PUBLISHED: 15:12 17 May 2018 | UPDATED: 15:12 17 May 2018

Ely Cineworld marked its first birthday on Saturday (May 12) after inviting film fans to celebrate an �incredible� first year. PHOTO: Jamie Gray

Ely Cineworld marked its first birthday on Saturday (May 12) after inviting film fans to celebrate an �incredible� first year. PHOTO: Jamie Gray

Jamie Gray

Cineworld in Ely marked its first birthday last Saturday (May 12) after inviting film fans to celebrate an “incredible” first year entertaining nearly 260,000 people.

Since Ely Cineworld opened in May 2017 they have:

• Shown over 150 films across more than 10,000 screenings

• Welcomed over 260,000 film buffs

• Sold over 25,000 bags of popcorn or 2,032 kilograms

Matthew Shaw, general manager, said: “It’s been an incredible first year and we’ve loved being part of the local community, welcoming around 260,000 customers through our doors since we opened on May 12 2017.

“On Saturday, we gave away lots of prizes and goodies, what better way to spend our one year anniversary and show our gratitude than giving back to the movie-loving community who help make the cinema so great.”

The cinema hosted a variety of activities for its landmark anniversary including a wheel of fortune – plus giveaways and opportunities to win goodies.

Ely Cineworld marked its first birthday on Saturday (May 12) after inviting film fans to celebrate an �incredible� first year. PHOTO: Jamie GrayEly Cineworld marked its first birthday on Saturday (May 12) after inviting film fans to celebrate an �incredible� first year. PHOTO: Jamie Gray

Winners could get their hands on complimentary cinema tickets, food and drink vouchers and even movie merchandise.

The 954-seat cinema has shown over 150 films across over 10,000 screenings of the biggest blockbusters and family films.

As well as thousands of hours of films, the state-of-the-art facilities has sold 2,032 kilograms worth of popcorn, or over 25,000 bags, since opening last year – which is equivalent to the weight of a hippopotamus.

Ely Cineworld marked its first birthday on Saturday (May 12) after inviting film fans to celebrate an �incredible� first year. PHOTO: Jamie GrayEly Cineworld marked its first birthday on Saturday (May 12) after inviting film fans to celebrate an �incredible� first year. PHOTO: Jamie Gray

Ely Cineworld marked its first birthday on Saturday (May 12) after inviting film fans to celebrate an �incredible� first year. PHOTO: Jamie GrayEly Cineworld marked its first birthday on Saturday (May 12) after inviting film fans to celebrate an �incredible� first year. PHOTO: Jamie Gray

Ely Cineworld marked its first birthday on Saturday (May 12) after inviting film fans to celebrate an �incredible� first year. PHOTO: Jamie GrayEly Cineworld marked its first birthday on Saturday (May 12) after inviting film fans to celebrate an �incredible� first year. PHOTO: Jamie Gray

Ely Cineworld marked its first birthday on Saturday (May 12) after inviting film fans to celebrate an �incredible� first year. PHOTO: Jamie GrayEly Cineworld marked its first birthday on Saturday (May 12) after inviting film fans to celebrate an �incredible� first year. PHOTO: Jamie Gray

Ely Cineworld marked its first birthday on Saturday (May 12) after inviting film fans to celebrate an �incredible� first year. PHOTO: Jamie GrayEly Cineworld marked its first birthday on Saturday (May 12) after inviting film fans to celebrate an �incredible� first year. PHOTO: Jamie Gray

Ely Cineworld marked its first birthday on Saturday (May 12) after inviting film fans to celebrate an �incredible� first year. PHOTO: Jamie GrayEly Cineworld marked its first birthday on Saturday (May 12) after inviting film fans to celebrate an �incredible� first year. PHOTO: Jamie Gray

Ely Cineworld marked its first birthday on Saturday (May 12) after inviting film fans to celebrate an �incredible� first year. PHOTO: Jamie GrayEly Cineworld marked its first birthday on Saturday (May 12) after inviting film fans to celebrate an �incredible� first year. PHOTO: Jamie Gray

Ely Cineworld marked its first birthday on Saturday (May 12) after inviting film fans to celebrate an �incredible� first year. PHOTO: Jamie GrayEly Cineworld marked its first birthday on Saturday (May 12) after inviting film fans to celebrate an �incredible� first year. PHOTO: Jamie Gray

Ely Cineworld marked its first birthday on Saturday (May 12) after inviting film fans to celebrate an �incredible� first year. PHOTO: Jamie GrayEly Cineworld marked its first birthday on Saturday (May 12) after inviting film fans to celebrate an �incredible� first year. PHOTO: Jamie Gray

Ely Cineworld marked its first birthday on Saturday (May 12) after inviting film fans to celebrate an �incredible� first year. PHOTO: Jamie GrayEly Cineworld marked its first birthday on Saturday (May 12) after inviting film fans to celebrate an �incredible� first year. PHOTO: Jamie Gray

Ely Cineworld marked its first birthday on Saturday (May 12) after inviting film fans to celebrate an �incredible� first year. PHOTO: Jamie GrayEly Cineworld marked its first birthday on Saturday (May 12) after inviting film fans to celebrate an �incredible� first year. PHOTO: Jamie Gray

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Ely Standard visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Ely Standard staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Ely Standard account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

More news stories

Yesterday, 12:49

A Soham soldier who lost his leg after being hit by an 11-ton tank will be going for gold at the Invictus Games after a team effort by clinicians and engineers to make an advanced new limb.

Yesterday, 17:17

Around 50 demonstrators with banners and flags gathered outside the Job Centre in Cambridge to call for a re-think over the controversial benefits system.

Yesterday, 15:36

More than £5000 was raised by charity walkers who defied the blustery weather to take on the length of Ely southern bypass.

Yesterday, 12:36

A Cambridgeshire teenager has been banned from driving for three years after he was caught drug-driving TWICE, just days after taking off his L plates.

Most read stories

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Ely Standard e-edition E-edition

Show Job Lists

Newsletter Sign Up

Ely Standard weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy